In a race to the finish line in the American Athletic Conference, the 21st-ranked SMU Mustangs put a four-game win streak on the line Thursday evening, as they take on the Memphis Tigers in a key conference clash at FedEx Forum.
Until recent months, the No. 1 name atop the list of top freshmen in the American Athletic Conference would have been clear. SMU’s Emmanuel Mudiay may have been the top freshman in the country.
The Mustangs may still be an NCAA Tournament team even without one of the NBA’s top prospects at point guard. That’s partly due to another influx of transfers into Larry Brown’s program. New arrivals from Xavier and Texas Tech — both eligible immediately — will give the Mustangs players with experience at a high level.